Saturday, August 25, 2007

This is how we roll...

Today was scheduled to be our annual "Family Fun Day" as a end of summer close out.
Normally, we take the kids to a local amusement park for the day. But there was a heat warning here - 95 degrees and oppressive. I can't imagine standing on line on pavement on a day like today. Surprisingly, the kids were receptive to an alternate suggestion - bovling! I never thought I'd get them to go for it.

Of the kids, only Colin & Bren had been before, at a birthday party. Tommy was only interested for 4-5 frames and then he abandoned his bowling shoes. Mike and I hadn't gone bowling since I had been preggers with C-man, so it was definitely a blast from the past.
Here are a few pics, not yet edited-

All in all, we had fun. We each improved during our second game. Mike and I bowled an extra third game by ourselves. The only thing that was a bummer is how pricey it was! With all of us, we played 16 games and it cost us $92! Of course, we had to rent shoes, but sheesh! We could have gone to the amusement park for not all that much more. Oh well, it was a nice day.

I've squeezed in some scrapping time in since my last post, despite working 26 hours this week. I had been very inspired after having read the latest " Designing With" books - "Designing wiht Details"
Here are my latest projects:

The "Love" layout was made with a Pink SugarPop stamp. I heat embossed the word, then painted over the cardstock with diluted and undiluted Colorwash, with a few perfect pearls added in. All materials supplied by Scrapper's Haven.
Very arsty, very fun to make. Love that picture of my folks.

Speaking of Scrapper's Haven, hop on over there to sign up for the Iron Chef 3 contest there! Donna is giving away a fabulous prize to the winner - you don't wanna miss it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Some new pages...

Scrapped some during my past few nights off. Here are two layouts I made with the August We B Scrappin kit:

And here is one I made a few weeks back but never got around to sharing:

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

New 'do!

I was sorely overdue for highlights and a haircut. (We're talking since Easter here, folks!) I finally had the time and money to spend on myself today and went to see my stylist, Carrie. Such a fun afternoon - she really is a hot ticket! Anyhow, I decided I was in need of a change, so we did a big chop! I love it.
After my hair appt, I went to Michaels and bought some fun new stuff. I've had NO scrapping time the past few days and I'm getting grumpy. Can't wait to have an evening to play.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Wow, where did time go?

I can't believe where the summer has gone! July started out with a trip to Brant Lake, NY. Gorgeous, relaxing, a wonderful trip filled with fishing and family fun.
Here is a picture I took one early morning while out trying to catch a big one:

Here is Jimmy posing with his cute little Cars fishing pole after having caught a big old catfish (which, we let go, by the way.) Doesn't he look proud?

After returning from vacation, life went back to usual, busy with all the kids home. I've been working a lot of hours, which is great for the wallet, but it did cut into my scrapping time. I did manage to get a few projects.
Here is another layout I made for my guest DT spot at Treasured Scrapbooking:

Go check out the fabulous kits Leslie puts together there. You won't be sorry!

Here are a few pages I made for Scrapper's Haven, using the goodies Donna sent me :

And finally, some exciting news!

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I'm thrilled to have been chosen to join the group of talented designers at Couture Scrapbooking! Thanks Natalia for the opportunity.

Today I learned my layout was chosen as the winner for the Junkitz contest at Freckle Friends. Yippee!

Thanks Debbie & Sue!